2 Murder Suspects Escape From Monterey County Jail

Inmates Santos Fonseca (left) and Jonathan Salazar (right) in an undated booking photo released by the Monterey County Sheriff's Office.

Inmates Santos Fonseca (left) and Jonathan Salazar (right) in an undated booking photo released by the Monterey County Sheriff's Office.

Authorities say two murder suspects have escaped from central California’s Monterey County Jail.

The county sheriff’s office says in a tweet that the inmates escaped Sunday morning.

The tweet says Santos Fonseca and Jonathan Salazar were in custody on suspicion of murder and other violent charges.

A call seeking additional details from sheriff’s officials wasn’t immediately returned.

Monterey is a city of about 28,000 people on California’s central coast, 100 miles (160 kilometers) south of San Francisco.

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